What is Crohn’s disease?

The disease mainly attacks the intestine and can result in severe diarrhoea, cramps and tiredness.
It can be found anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus. The walls of the tract become inflamed, often ulcers can develop and they can be painful as food passes them in the intestine.
The exact cause of Crohn’s disease is unknown. However, according to NHS Choices, a combination of factors may be responsible, including genetics, environmental factors and smoking.
There is currently no known definitive cause or cure for the condition.

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